Walls To Talk To
5 July – 1 September 2013
This solo exhibition – the first ever to present the work of Korean artist Jewyo Rhiis (b. 1971) to a broad public in Germany – will provide an overview of her young but nevertheless impressive artistic œuvre.
Jewyo Rhii initially studied in Seoul before receiving further artistic training in Pennsylvania and London. From 2004 to 2005 she was artist in residence at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Her work bears the stamp of her nomadic lifestyle and her observations – as poetic as they are profoundly humorous – of the human being's capacity to adapt to and cope with life and his surroundings. Jewyo Rhii's works often possess a sculptural quality, but can also manifest themselves as interventions in the private or public realm or as drawings or videos. Rhii's œuvre has a strong affinity to the book, an art form she used in the early years of her career as a primary medium of artistic expression. Since the year 2000, she has executed – among others – the artist books Once you lie down, Warming and Humidifying, Two and, most recently, Of Five Carts and On. Strategies of narration in text, type and image play a fundamental role in her work.
The exhibition is being realized in cooperation with the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, and the Artsonje Center, Seoul.
Opening: Thursday, 4 July, 7 pm